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    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
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    Shimano WH-R550- okay for CX?

    Thoughts? Are these wheels tough enough (let's assume I'll dismount to jump barriers)?
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

    "I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)

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    I'm 160#...used them last season. No complaints, stayed true. I seem to be in the minority here though- some folks have had issues w/ their 550's
    This is the internet. If someone is being nice to you they are probably trying to **** you.

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    staring at the mountains superdex's Avatar
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    if yer thinking of Pete's, I took em, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    I haven't had good experiences with the pair I had. I'm 165lbs and the rear went out of true every couple of months from regular road riding. I wouldn't even try them on a cross course.

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    Mine have been indestructible for 6,000+ miles. Go for it. What's the worst thing that can happen to $200 wheels?

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    hey spongedad, we're doing bi (sometimes tri) weekly cross practices at catholic u. nothing too crazy, just a few laps with a run up and a couple barriers per lap. pm me if you're interested, they're usually on monday nights.
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    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    dirtyphotons,

    once i heal up i would love to check that out sometimes. I was wondering if anything like that went on this time of the year around here.

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    awesome riskus. i read about your stack, hope you heal up fast.

    we've mostly been organizing at www.dcfixed.com but i think i'm gonna do a mass email cause not everybody has time to check a bajillion forums every day.

    sorry for the threadjack spongedad!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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